We Are 10 Animation 3

10yrs of Picture Smiths

13/12/2021

We're over the moon to be celebrating the tenth year of Picture Smiths! What an incredible decade it's been. Starting from very humble beginnings, we (Niove and Alex) worked on a couple of projects together over a kitchen table, before Picture Smiths was born. Those couple of projects grew in number, until we found ourselves servicing around ten solid clients a few months later. The business was creating itself organically and so we decided to form Picture Smiths. By year three, we needed more hands on deck, as the amount of work coming in had become bigger than just the two of us. So we found our lovely premises in Kirkburton and employed our first member of staff, designer Rachel (who is still with us and an integral part of the team). 

Today we're a team of 11, with clients in different industries; ranging from local businesses on our doorstep, to clients in the USA. Still we keep that small boutique agency feel though, because we think it's important to maintain that personal service that Picture Smiths is known for. So happy 10th birthday to us!

We do believe in celebrating milestones in business and over the years have helped our clients do just that. Here are a few idents we've created for other clients over the years... 

The 3 Acres
Marking 50 years of the 3 Acres - an institution for fine food and hospitality in the cosiest of country inns. The 50 years celebratory graphics feature across their marketing, including on the champagne label we designed for their anniversary bottle. 

VICON
As pioneers and world leaders in motion capture, Vicon celebrated an inspiring 35 years of their work in various applications; from life sciences through to VFX for Hollywood studios. We created an ident that was used across signage, digital elements, branded components and of course, a coveted t-shirt for when in conference mode. 

Michael Lee
These cheese specialists have been expertly supplying the catering industry with British and conteninental cheeses for over 25yrs. You might say they're 25yrs matured...

Erics Restaurant
One of our earliest clients, we worked with chef Eric Paxman to formulate the idea for a fine dining restaurant... And the rest is local history! The restaurant's recent 10th birthday was celebrated with beautiful vinyls to dress the windows throughout its anniversary year. 

Grayes Dental
Grayes Dental Care was established 30 years ago, with a mission to provide the highest levels of service and dental care in a friendly, supportive environment. Along with their recent rebrand, their '30years' device sits proudly on website and the practice windows. 

Mackinleys
Ten years of this wonderful family business, retailing specialist Caribbean and African foods. Long may this thriving business continue to go from strength to strength. A true asset to Huddersfield town centre. 

The Wedding Shop
Our recent rebrand for The Wedding Shop in Colchester came just as the business was approaching an amazing 40 years in business. Always designing in an 'on brand' way at Picture Smiths, so this beautiful device sits as part of a wider brand toolkit for this gorgeous bridal store. 

Abode
Discerning builders, with a keen eye for design - Abode is 20 years old and deserves every success. Their work is stunning and this little logo is used to underpin the established and trustworthy nature of the business. 

Bolster Moor Farm Shop
Ten champion years of this proper Yorkshire farm shop! By 'eck we love this long-standing client. Marketing campaigns for this local gem saw digital elements, editorial and social media graphics. Plus the farm shop staff were only too happy to create a conga line for a photoshoot opportunity!